University of California GEM-BPP Research Workshop
May 15 - 16, 2015 at the Apple Farm Inn, San Luis Obispo
Friday, May 15, 2015
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Faculty Check In to the Apple Farm Inn
7:00 pm: Faculty/Spouse Dinner in a private room located in the Main Dining Room
Saturday, May 16, 2015
8:00 to 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast, Harvest Room
9:00 to 10:00 am: Nico Voigtländer: "Input Diffusion and the Evolution of Production Networks."
10:00 to 11:00 am: Ernesto Dal Bo: "Consolidating Order and Prosperity: State Formation with Endogenous Military and Productive Capabilities."
11:00 to 11:30 am: Coffee break #1
11:30-1:00 pm: Shorts Session #1:
•a) Leonardo Bursztyn: "Repayment, Inshallah: Experimental Evidence on Religious Motivations and Financial Behavior"
•b) Romain Wacziarg: "Ancestry, Language and Culture."
•c) Jerry Nickelsburg: "Structural Adjustment and Regional Labor Markets: Lessons From Post-Cold War Base Closures "
1:00 to 2:00 pm: Lunch on the Patio
2:00 to 3:00 pm: Reed Walker: "Why is Pollution from U.S. Manufacturing Declining? The Roles of Trade, Regulation, Productivity, and Preferences".
3:00 to 3:15 pm: Coffee break #2
3:15 to 4:15pm: Noam Yuchtman: "The Labor Demand Shock from Hell: The Protestant Reformation, Secular Human Capital Investments, and Economic Development in Early Modern Germany"
4:15-4:30 pm: Coffee break #3
4:30-6:00 pm: Shorts Session #2: PhD Students
•a) Mikhail Poyker: "The Political Economy of FGM".
•b) Lucy Hu: "What is the Crowd Worth? The Role of Social Influence in Crowdfunding".
•c) Laura Boudreau: "Disciplining Politicians Who Have Been Delegated Decision Making Power: The Case of Mexico's Natural
6:00 pm Conference Adjourns